Re: Treefrog - Maca not working for you
Thanks for the info, ArtfulD.
I know there is a train of thought about detox. I am sure it holds true in some cases. But the liver, kidneys, skin, etc. ARE cleansing organs, and for the most part do cleanse themselves.
My current thoughts on Maca-
I went thru herbal detox several different times with no significant changes whatsoever. I did this because I have Hepatitis C.
I really don't believe I am or was exposed to anything toxic that built up in my system. I avoid processed foods, mostly, and eat a good diet of mostly natural foods. I also supplement a few vitamins and minerals. I don't believe that anyone eating a balanced, mostly natural food diet necessarily needs a special expensive food like Maca.
I am also convinced that Maca is not necessarily really helpful for all the health issues it proclaims to help. I think a lot of us get into some bad dietary ruts, such as skipping meals, stringent dieting, fast food, processed foods, etc., and then become unable to handle a high life-stress and become ill. Correcting diet, by adding the necessary nutrients for life, then solves the problem. I think some of us simply need to eat right and exercise. I have a problem with exercising, myself. I don't do it.
I might add that I am not depressed, and have not been for some time. I don't have mood swings.
The Estratest HS has boosted my libido. My thyroid med, which is now is the natural product, Armour, is not yet fully tweaked to my needs. I plan to make regular exercise my priority, as a New year resolution.
We'll see how that goes. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/eek.gif">
Anyway, I do appreciate you sharing with me!!! I really do! TF